The Book Buyer Volume 11

The Book Buyer Volume 11

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...young author of "Benefits Forgot" himself acknowledged hov much he oved to Mrs. Foote's writings. "John Bodewin's Testimony " was another story of the same kind, and was equally praised. "The Last Assembly Ball" was a darker side, ---and a tragic end to a situation which is inevitable in a country like our ovn, especially the new parts, and it was strongly and unfiinchingly treate(l. "The Chosen Valley " gives the life of the transplanted family, struggling against new conditions, and the meeting of alien races; and through all is the tender note of wistfulness, along with pride in the work of building up a great country, and the manly joy of youth, and health, and courage in conquering nature and adversity. "The Coeur d'Alene " gives a vivid picture of the bitter struggle which a couple of years ago ended in bloodshed and the calling out of the troops. The picturesque setting ofthe romantic young figures and the cruel striking miners would make a thrilling play; in fact, it was as a drama that this story was first conceived. In all her Vestern writings the homesick ness oi the exile can be read, the difficulty of the daughter of the soil, whose people for generations had lived in and loved the river country of the East, to adapt herself to her new surroundings. An especial distinction of her writing is that she brings a sense of color, through her artistic nature and training, which no other American writer possesses to the same extent. I should say something, also, of her sense of style and the exactness and beauty of phrase which are a constant and living charm. Just what effect the great number of women writers will have upon literature is yet to be seen. It would have more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 513g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923561
  • 9781236923561